CHARLESTON BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
The Charleston Baptist Association shall be a self-determining Association of autonomous Southern Baptist Churches voluntarily bound together for the purpose of mutual care and support in an effort to implement the Great Commission of our Sovereign Lord individually and cooperatively.
Our strategy is simple and straightforward. We believe that the Church is God’s plan—you are God’s plan—to reach North America and the nations with the hope of the gospel. As a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, the North American Mission Board is here to help local churches send the hope of the gospel across North America in two primary ways: compassion ministry and church planting.
The Disaster Relief Office of the SC Baptist Convention strives to train leaders, develop new teams, and lead in Christian discipleship and evangelism in the area of Disaster Relief as SC Baptists bring help, healing, and hope during local, state, national, and international disasters.
Training Day: October 13th
This event provides training for those interested in meeting needs after a disaster. Classes are offered in the various ministry areas of disaster relief: damage assessment, children’s response teams, chaplains*, communications, feeding, flood response (mud-out), chainsaw, rebuild, shower/laundry, administration. Additionally, an “Introduction to Disaster Relief” class is required of all new volunteers.
LOWCOUNTRY PREGNANCY CENTER
Lowcountry Pregnancy Center has served the Charleston area in over 118,000 client visits. The reason we are so trusted by women and families is simple: we truly care about you. You are more than a number, or just next in line for an appointment. While every woman’s situation is unique, each one deserves to be treated with respect and empowered with knowledge when it comes to making decisions that affect our health & well-being. LPC is a perfect outreach opportunity in North Charleston for LifeGroups who have a passion for the sanctity of human life and caring for women who need support through their pregnancy and the early months of having a new baby.
CrossBridge Family Ministries owns and operates a home which in some cases may be made available to families in need of housing while a loved one is hospitalized or receiving long term care. CrossBridge provides support beyond the tangible necessities in life. We will visit families in the hospital, hold prayer circles, advocate for loved ones, and help families with transportation, housing or meals. Regardless of faith and without prejudice, we help all God’s children and their families, so that they can focus on the healing process of their loved ones.
MEALS ON WHEELS
East Cooper Meals on Wheels delivers daily nutrition to residents within our service area who are homebound or unable to provide their own meals. We also advocate on behalf of recipients whose needs exceed the scope of our program. We desire that our homebound neighbors live a well nourished life with independence and dignity. We serve nutritious meals to all homebound residents east of the Cooper, regardless of age or income. We operate without a waiting list and there is never a charge for meals.
EAST COOPER COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Founded in 1989 after Hurricane Hugo, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) has since grown into a permanent resource for the community in need with three main program areas: Basic Needs, Health Services and Empowerment. Thousands of families a year receive emergency assistance for food, clothing, household furnishings, financial aid, and have access to dental care, medical care, prescription assistance, counseling, and educational opportunities like financial literacy classes, computer skills training, job readiness workshops. If you would like to join the ECCO Volunteer team please contact Rachel Vane, Director of Volunteer Engagement or 843.416.7111.
LOWCOUNTRY ORPHAN RELIEF
Lowcountry Orphan Relief is to provides support services and aid to meet the needs of Lowcountry children identified as at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse and/or neglect. LOR desires that no child should be without the basic necessities in life, regardless of their life circumstances, and we believe that all children have the intrinsic value and deserve to be nurtured, loved and protected. Together we have an opportunity to contribute to our children’s future, be part of an enduring effort that promotes safety and the well being of our children, providing them with the necessities of life and welcoming, safe environment.
Therapeutic residential non-profit home for boys who need special attention and therapy due to abuse or other family issues. Provides help, hope, and healing through behavioral, educational, and therapeutic interventions which enhance social functioning and well-being, ensures safety, and works to achieve positive permanency for children and families in our community.